Settings > General > Usage screen extremely slow to load for anyone else?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by omgwut, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
    Hey all,

    I'm having a problem specifically with the list of installed apps that can be found on the Usage screen inside Settings > General. I don't know what the cause is but it seems like as time goes on the list becomes slower and slower to load and populate for me. Used to be that it loaded instantly and gave me my alphabetized rundown of installed apps and respective storage space used as soon as I navigated to the Usage screen, then it started taking more time and now I just waited almost 90 seconds for it to appear. I'm using a 16GB iPhone 5s with several gigabytes of unused storage space, essentially the same amount of unused space as it had shortly after I purchased it and when it wasn't doing this, so I don't know what's going on. Has anyone else had the same thing happen? Does this have anything to do with the several iOS software updates that have been distributed since launch? Thanks!
  2. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes I have the same exact problem on my 5s.

    I also have the same problem loading pictures as wallpaper from the photo app. It takes an age for the option to set wallpaper appear after I press the square button.
  3. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Have the same issue with usage taking a long time to load.
  4. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I've always had this since iOS 6. On a fresh install of iOS with few apps it's very fast. When you have a ton of apps it takes a while.

    Thought that was normal.
  5. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    It just takes a while to populate the list of installed apps if there are many on the device.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Yeah, that's normal. At least on my 64GB devices.
  7. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2013
    Don't remind me! The single biggest thing I hate about iOS - actually, probably the only thing I "hate" about iOS. It started with iOS 6 - before that it was quite speedy. Not sure what the issue is.
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    The more stuff you have, the longer it will take.
  9. grockk macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2006
  10. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Yes it has always taken time for that list to populate for me.

    64-bit isn't all that :p
  11. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  12. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
  13. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Takes about six secs on my 4s, as it always has. That's with 75 apps. A minute and a half doesn't sound normal to me.
  14. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    It takes the same exact amount of time for me. Timed it. 1 minute 30 seconds.
  15. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    Takes a bit for me though I have a 64 GB with only 5 Gb left so I would expect it to.
  16. noj91111 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    Spotify Biggest Offender

    Have an iPhone 5S 32gb, using about 12gb minimum (~150 apps, and not much else). It take 80 seconds to load the usage screen. Too Long!

    I've found that the Spotify app is the biggest offender. I deleted Spotify, and the usage screen loads in 35-40 seconds. This is more reasonable. I'm sure this has sometime to do with Spotify caching all the songs it plays, because a fresh install of Spotify (nothing cached yet) doesn't increase the loading time. So delete and reinstall Spotify if it bothers you, but this will just become a problem again if you keep using Spotify. The Spotify app really needs a cache size limit! I tried deleting a few other apps and caches, but couldn't get faster usage screen load times.

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